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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-30-08, 02:23 PM
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New to the forum...so here are a couple of pics

Bike porn is the best part of any forum, so I thought I'd share some on my first post

So I got my first fixed gear -- a capo (the wheels are silver btw).




and here's my mtb - Ventana SS rigid 29'er. The capo is very nice, but this one is truly awesome on the trails.



Probably the biggest surprise is how weird it feels to go from fixed to my singlespeed mtb. I seem incapable of coasting, afterwards. Like some weird muscle memory where my legs are expecting resistance and tense up. Very strange, and it takes a little while to get over it.


Edit: added some angle pics



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Originally Posted by robotkiller View Post

Probably the biggest surprise is how weird it feels to go from fixed to my singlespeed mtb. I seem incapable of coasting, afterwards. Like some weird muscle memory where my legs are expecting resistance and tense up. Very strange, and it takes a little while to get over it.
Nice MTB. I ride both fixed gears and singlespeeds weekly...after a while you learn to adjust to the switch instantly and it ceases to feel weird.
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Your bikes are pretty. Especially that Cannondale; love the level bars.
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That Ventana is decked out.
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Yeah, I don't do any commuting with it, so I was able to spend some cash without worrying about it getting stolen. I don't know how people lock up their zooty bikes without constantly worrying.
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That Ventana is a beauty. Good taste in bikes, man.
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Being a Capo owner my self I'm biased. Beautiful bike.
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Originally Posted by robotkiller View Post
Yeah, I don't do any commuting with it, so I was able to spend some cash without worrying about it getting stolen. I don't know how people lock up their zooty bikes without constantly worrying.
My bike isn't even that nice and I constantly worry about it getting stolen when it's locked up while i'm in my 2 hour classes or when I work.
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Awesome bikes. Kinda random, but what's up with all the footprints on the door in the MTB bike pic?
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Those are both very nice.

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Sweet. Do you ride them? They look pristine.
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I ride the sh*t out the Ventana, the pics are from when I just finished building it, so it was pre ride. Same thing with the Cannondale.
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The Ventana is sick.
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sure wish i had a capo. the red and white looks damn nice.
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Cheers to you on the Ventana.

Jeers to you for a NDS shot.
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i wonder why more people don't ride capos instead of ugly ass langsters and bowery's.
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Cheers to you on the Ventana.

Jeers to you for a NDS shot.
yeah I know.... I wanted the calipers and quick releases in the shot.
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Originally Posted by M-Dub View Post
Awesome bikes. Kinda random, but what's up with all the footprints on the door in the MTB bike pic?
Who knows. I live in a weird apt complex.
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Originally Posted by kjohnnytarr View Post
Your bikes are pretty. Especially that Cannondale; love the level bars.
lol.

"nice bike, the angle of your saddle is killer."
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+1 for the cannondale being hot...my LBS has one and every time i walk by i lust for it ha
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How do you like the kenda karmas? I just ordered a pair for the monocog I'm building.
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How do you like the kenda karmas? I just ordered a pair for the monocog I'm building.
They are surprisingly good. Very lightweight and decent traction, considering how low profile they are. Rolling resistance is pretty good for a knobby tire. As long as you know it's limitations, I would recommend them.
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When I was riding my mountain bike today, I was pretending I was riding your Ventana instead.

Is that like imagining someone else when your having sex?
 
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I really like the Cannondale! Classy bike!
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its like imagining someone else's wife when you're having sex

edit- the capo color scheme is fantastic
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